As the Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward offers incredible opportunities for exploration, recreation and outdoor relaxation. Enjoy day cruises into the park to explore magnificent coastal scenery: soaring, snowcapped mountains rise up out of deep glacier-carved fjords; enormous glaciers hang in the mountains or grind their way through them to the ocean, where house-sized slabs of ice calve into the ocean, sending spray hundreds of feet into the air.
The cold, nutrient-rich water off the coast of Seward attracts diverse marine life: humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, Dall porpoises, sea otters, puffins, murres, and more. Visit bird rookeries, and watch for seals floating on icebergs, sea lions basking in the sun on warm rocks, whales spouting and breaching, mountain goats traversing the rocky cliffs, and bears strolling along the beaches.
Kayak along the coast or to glaciers in a neighboring fjord. Fish for bright pacific salmon on their way to freshwater rivers and streams to spawn, or fish deeper for halibut that can weigh hundreds of pounds.
Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, a marine research aquarium where you can see view lions, puffins, and other marine animals up close, above water and below.
Take the Real Alaska Tour to see the sights in Seward, learn the history of the area, and visit Exit Glacier. Meet the Seavey family of Iditarod mushers on an IdidaRide Sled Dog Tour, visit their kennel, take a dogsled ride, and play with the puppies.
Immerse yourself in the marine ecosystems of Alaska, and watch a 2000-pound sea lion underwater.
Discover the wild beauty and drama of glacier-carved Kenai Fjords National Park.
Seward highlights in a day: effects of the 1964 Earthquake, Exit Glacier, a roadhouse lunch, and sled dog ride.
Smell the salty air, and feel the sun, the breeze, the spray when you go sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay.
Tour the Seavey's sled dog kennel, pet the dogs, and let them take you for a spin!